Harvard Study: Low-Carb Weight Loss Can Improve Your Sex Life

Filed under: Study — @ July 10, 2006

Dr. Eric Rimm, associate professor of epidemiology and nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health, conducted a very large study of healthy men age 40-75 who previously reported good or very good erectile function with no major chronic diseases in 1986.

What he discovered was that 17.7 percent of the men in his survey had developed Erectile Dysfunction (ED) between 1986 and 2000, even after removing the results of the men who had undergone radiation or surgical treatments for prostate cancer since those procedures can lead to Erectile Dysfunction. The research showed that the primary reasons for the development of ED in the men surveyed had to do with two preventable risk factors: smoking and obesity.

If ever there was a reason for overweight or obese men to start the low-carb lifestyle, then making improvements in their sex life should be just the motivation they need to get serious about their weight problem.

bq. One would think the threat of developing heart disease would be enough to give men and women a swift kick in the pants to do something about their weight while they still can. But maybe hearing that this sexual “problem” they have been experiencing lately might just improve with a little weight loss will have more and more people turning to livin’ la vida low-carb and hitting the gym to work as a natural anti-impotence magic trick. And that would not be a bad thing at all!

Click here to read more about this Harvard study, my forthright personal story of how losing 180 pounds on the Atkins diet greatly improved my sex life, and the surprising sponsor of this study linking obesity to impotence.


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